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Mysore Tourism

Famed as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is the city that intricately blends the beautiful history with the vibrant culture and traditions of the region. The rich folklore of Mysore is reflected in the lives of the people living here. It is the serenity of the place that makes it a dream destination for every travel enthusiasts. Known by various names, such as the Garden City, Ivory City, City of Yoga and City of Palace, Mysore is indeed an ideal destination away from the chaos of metropolis.

One of the most fascinating attractions of the city is the magnificent Mysore Palace, which was built in the year 1897. The architecture of the palace flaunts a mix of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput styles. The interiors exhibit works of intricate craftsmanship, which makes it a mesmerising historic treasure trove.

Another famed attraction of Mysore is the Karanji Lake, which flows at the foot of the renowned Chamundi Hills. The lake is home to numerous migratory birds, making the place a delight for all the bird watchers. Those seeking a perfect wildlife encounter must visit the Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. This is one of the oldest zoos in the country, and one can spot some stunning range of species here.

Those with the religious inclination can visit the Somnathpur Temple. Built by the Hoysala rulers, the temple unveils some of the great facts about the bygone era. The main attractions of the temple are the three shrines, three sanctums, a navranga and three stylishly carved pinnacles.

Another renowned holy shrine of Mysore is the Chamarajeshwara Temple. Standing as a memorial of Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, the temple exhibits two mantapams, including the Muukha-Mantapa and the Nandi Mantapam along with a sanctum.

Those who wish to experience the culture and history of Mysore must pay a visit to the famous Folklore Museum. Exhibiting magnanimous collection of artworks and crafts, the museum is known for housing around 6500 folklore articles on display, which make it one of a kind in Asia.

Other major attractions in Mysore are:

  • Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery
  • Srirangapatna
  • Jain Temple Shravana Belgola
  • Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
  • Chamundi Hill Bull Statue
  • St. Philomena’s Church
  • Melukote
Famous tourist attractions of Karnataka

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